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Slain U.S. Capitol Police officer Billy Evans lay in honor in the Capitol on Tuesday, drawing mourners that included his family, his fellow officers, members of Congress and President Biden.

Why it matters: Evans is the second USCP officer this year to lie in honor at the Capitol. Evans died in a vehicular attack on the Capitol on April 2, and his colleague, officer Brian Sicknick, died the day after the Jan. 6 pro-Trump siege of the Capitol.

  • Evans served on the Capitol Police force for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, who were in attendance on Tuesday.

The state of play: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Biden all delivered eulogies on Tuesday.

Schumer said to Evans' children, "I want you to know that we are forever indebted to your dad. We will remember his sacrifice and your sacrifice, forever."

  • "To Billy's friends on the Capitol Police force, these past few months have been devastating. ... There is no shame in grief and sorrow and shock. We grieve with you," he added.

Pelosi said at the service: "[Evans] represented the best of public service, selflessness, sacrifice, and sheer courage in the face of the threat to our nation. ... He became a martyr for our democracy."

Biden, who has lost two of his own children and his first wife, spent most of his speech turned away from the lectern, opting to face the Evans family directly.

  • "There are going to be people celebrating Billy's life, and as much as you appreciate it, all of you, it also is hard. You relive everything again. ... But you're going to make it," the president said.
  • "He is still with you. He is still in your heart. Losing a son, daughter, brother, sister, mom, dad — it is like losing a piece of your soul. It's buried deep, but it comes back."

After speaking, Biden knelt down and handed a presidential challenge coin to Evans' young son, Logan.

In photos
Capitol Police await the arrival of Evans' casket. Photo: Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images
Evans' casket being carried up the Capitol steps. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Officers salute Evans' casket as it's carried into the Capitol rotunda. Photo: Amr Alfiky/Pool/Getty Images
Biden looks on at Evans' family. Photo: Amr Alfiky/Pool/Getty Images
Biden gives a coin to Billy Evans' son, Logan. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Go deeper

Police identify officer slain in vehicle attack on Capitol as 18-year veteran William Evans

Police officers gather near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who served for 18 years, is dead and another officer is injured after a male suspect rammed them with a car at a north entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

The state of play: Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Friday that the suspect brandished a knife as he lunged at officers. The officers fired at the suspect, who has since been pronounced dead.

Updated Apr 15, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

In photos: 4th night of Twin Cities protests after Daunte Wright shooting

Demonstrators protesting the April 11 death of Daunte Wright use umbrellas for protection from pepper spray and rubber bullets outside the Brooklyn Center police station on April 14.

Brooklyn Center officials imposed a curfew for a fourth straight day Wednesday, as law enforcement and demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright faced off into the night.

The big picture: The Star Tribune reports the scene was calmer than previous nights, with most protesters leaving by 10:30p.m after an unlawful assembly was declared and dispersal orders issued. Police deployed "occasional gas canisters" and sprayed chemicals at protesters who neared the police station fence, and some demonstrators threw objects, AP notes.

The E-commerce shopping spree

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Retailers have gotten really good at selling stuff online. So much so, investors want them to separate from the business units that do just that.

Why it matters: Spinning off these crown jewels may jeopardize both the physical and e-commerce sides of the companies in the long run by breaking the benefits of hybrid operations, analysts say.

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